Improve Your Team's Performance by 3,000% (Nine Lies - Lie #5) One of my favorite research studies occurred in the 1920s-30s at the Hawthorne Electric facility in Illinois. The researchers were investigating different methods to increase the productivity of the workers. First they increased the brightness of the factory, and output went up. Then they... Continue Reading →
Everyone believes they can identify people with “High Potential” for success, but research shows that it is just a lie we tell ourselves.
Performance ratings: "What was your performance rating this year? Did you get a 3? Or a 4?" Ending the calendar year often signals time for performance appraisals and those of us who have been in a company that used individual performance ratings are familiar with these kinds of questions. Especially when the rating comes with... Continue Reading →